My chicks are really weird - or are they?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lbartsch, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. lbartsch

    lbartsch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really want to give my chicks a little treat now and then. But everything I try they don't seem to like? I've tried scrambled eggs, watermelon, bread, strawberries, lettuce, and more. I've tried tiny pieces, big pieces, in a dish, out of my hand and whatever. The only thing they seem to like is grass. They'll eat that out of my hand anytime. Are they weird or am I doing something wrong? They are about 6 weeks old now. Thanks in advance for the advice![​IMG]
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Sometimes chicks can be picky eaters when they are really young. As they get older they will develop more sophisticated tastes.
     
  3. lbartsch

    lbartsch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that reply. So I just need to be patient. Hmmm. That is a life long refrain.
     
  4. CityChickens2011

    CityChickens2011 Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you tried the dried meal worms. [​IMG] My little chicks love them! [​IMG] They always eat them but I just give them a few at a time.[​IMG]
    Oh yeah [​IMG]
     
  5. lbartsch

    lbartsch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't tried dried meal worms but maybe I'll get some at the pet supply today. Was going there anyway to get crickets for the frog. Thanks!
     
  6. meepitqueenie

    meepitqueenie Gallo's Poultry Haven

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    have you tried oatmeal... my chicks love that... quick oats or rolled oats that you would use for baking
     
  7. Honeysucklefeathers

    Honeysucklefeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine really like eating dried bread out of my hand. Just gotta be patient when you start out. May have to sit still holding it out there for a little while [​IMG]
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    When folks say be patient it really means your trying gett them to do the treat thing way to early. It has been my experience that folks try and give treats to early more for their human pleasure than the chick's, they will eat what they want when their ready they just don't know yet because they are too young and your forcing them into something too early. Plain and simple JMO
     
  9. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello! I do think at a certain age, when chicks are younger, they are afraid of new things.....even food! But as they get older, they will try anything! LOL
     
  10. lbartsch

    lbartsch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the awesome advice.
     

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